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1/5/05-Tyler

Gift of Love: Six Foster Children Find Forever Families

It's a new year, and for some that means a time to start over. That's especially true for some East Texas foster children. For six local children, 2005 is already turning out to be the best year of their life. Here's an update.

We first introduced you to Christina almost two years ago and then again last year. "It makes me happy to go shopping," she says. At nine years old, this outgoing little girl keeps a positive attitude despite spending the last three years in foster care. "I want a really, really nice mom and dad," says Christina. She now has those loving parents and a second chance at a bright future.

In March of last year you met three siblings; Jeannie, Broanna and Jonathan. They're never far apart. These foster children have been through a lot. Their hope is to find a forever family that will let them stay together. "I just want to stay with them and not move away from," explains Broanna. Their wish has come true now that all three are in an adoptive placement together.

In April of last year, you met Catherine and Rachel. The sisters, ages 9 and 7 were placed in foster care about two years ago. They long for a permanent home. "I knew that I wanted to get adopted so I don't have to keep on moving to different places and stuff. I don't like moving around cause I have to go to a different town and it's a long way," says Rachel. These siblings will no longer have to move from home to home. A forever family has been selected, giving them the Gift of Love and a great start to the new year.

If you'd like to know more about fostering or adopting call our Gift of Love hotline. The toll free number is 1-888-KIDS-275.

Gillian Sheridan, reporting.

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